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Have you seen Jack aged 15? He's gone missing

Police are trying to trace missing teenager Jack Parfitt Credit: Dorset Police

Wiltshire Police have issued an appeal to help find Jack Parfitt aged 15 who has gone missing. The teenager lives in Plymouth in Devon, but was last seen there on Wednesday 17th August - at the time he was wearing a black t-shirt and a pair of cream coloured tracksuit bottoms.

Officers believe he may have returned to Swindon to see family and friends there. Jack is 5ft, of a stocky build and has green eyes and blond hair.

If you can help trace Jack or have seen him please contact Wiltshire Police on 101, or you can get in touch anonymously with the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Missing - have you seen Clive House from Reading?

Missing man, Clive House, was last heard from on the night of Tuesday 21st June Credit: Thames Valley Police

A 75-year-old man has gone missing from his home in Reading.

Clive House was reported missing from the Lower Earley area at 10pm last night. He is white with grey hair, of a sim build, and about 5ft 5in. Police say he is believed to have been wearing brown shoes, black trousers and a blue, white and green striped shirt.

Police say that Mr House enjoys walking and is known to visit parks in the Lower Earley and Reading areas.

If you see him or have any information that could lead to him being found, please contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.


Have you seen Byron? Missing boy could be in Kent

Byron Sutton was last seen on Wednesday Credit: Kent Police

A search is underway for a missing 15-year-old boy from Otford.

Byron Sutton, aged 15, who also also users the surname 'Terry', is believed to have been seen at the Bat and Ball railway station at 3.30pm on Wednesday 27th April.

Police say Byron is 5ft10ins, has a slim build and short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms, a grey parker jacket with a large rip under the arm and black Nike Huarache trainers. It is believed that he may be in the Sevenoaks or Swanley areas.

Kent Police are asking anyone with information to telephone 101 quoting 26-1297.

More support for missing children on return home

The Missing People service gives children the opportunity to talk to an independent person Credit: East Sussex County Council

A new Sussex-wide service to support missing children and their families has been launched.

It's a partnership between East and West Sussex councils along with Brighton and Hove. The charity "Missing People" will provide the service, offering vital support to young people and their parents, when the child returns home.

They say the service will run seven days a week so no child will have to wait more than a day after referral to speak to someone.

The charity is delighted to be extending its lifeline when someone disappears in Sussex. We'll be here to offer any child who has been missing a safe space to talk about their worries or troubles.

Our team of staff and volunteers will contact children, parents and carers within a day or two of the returning to home or care. Supported by our 24/7 Runaway Helpline, we'll be able to support any child at any time of the day or night.”

– Karen Robinson, Director of Development and Partnerships, Missing People
The new Missing People service will support children who go missing across Sussex Credit: East Sussex County Council


Missing since March, can you help Linda's family find her?

The last reported sightings of Linda Trim was in March Credit: Dorset Police

The family of a woman from Bournemouth who has gone missing are appealing for the public to help trace her.

Linda Trim, aged 67, was reported missing on Saturday 27th February after she failed to return to the Thornhill Hotel, at Meyrick Park Crescent in the town. She had been staying at the hotel for seven weeks, and some of her personal belongings were left behind at the hotel.

Dorset Police say Linda was last seen at a letting agency on Hinton Road on the morning of Saturday 5th March. She was wearing a skirt, a top and a thin rain coat. She has been described as:

  • White
  • Approx 5ft
  • of a slim build
  • with medium length brown hair

Linda Trim, 67, was reported missing on Saturday 27 February 2016 after she failed to return to the Thornhill Hotel, Meyrick Park Crescent, where she had been staying for the past seven weeks. She left some of her personal belongings behind.

She was last seen at a letting agent on Hinton Road on the morning of Saturday 5 March 2016.

She is described as white, around five feet tall, of slim build and with medium length brown hair. When Linda was last seen, she was wearing a skirt, a top and a thin rain coat.

“My family and I are really worried about Linda. If anyone knows Linda or has seen her, please contact the police just so that we know she is safe.

“If Linda sees this appeal we would urge her to get in touch with either us or the police just to let us know that she is alright.”

– Darren Trim, Linda's stepson

“We have conducted a number of enquiries over recent weeks to find Linda.

“It is out of character for her to have not contacted relatives for such a lengthy period of time.

“I would urge anyone with information about where Linda may be to call Dorset Police on 101. I would also ask members of the public to call us if they see someone matching her description.

“If Linda sees this appeal, please make contact with us to let us know that you are safe.”

– Detective Sergeant Ross Brown, Dorset Police

Can you help Police trace missing David from Poole?

David from Poole told his family he was going out for a walk Credit: Dorset Police

The family of a 67-year-old man who never returned from a walk this morning are appealing for help to find him.

David Horsford from Samson Road in Poole, told his family he was going for a walk and left home at 7.30am. David, who is 5ft 11in, was wearing a black Berghaus jacket and green Craghopper trousers.

Dorset Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for David's welfare. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter has been involved in the search as have teams from the marine section.

“I understand that David has not been in the right frame of mind recently and cannot walk very far. For him to have not have returned home is completely out of character.

"We are releasing a photo of David in the hope that the public may know of his whereabouts. He was wearing the same jacket pictured when he left the house, but has lost some weight since the photo was taken.

“I’d urge anyone who knows of David’s whereabouts or who has seen a man matching his description to contact the police straight away.

“His family are very concerned for his wellbeing and we simply want to know he is safe and well."

– Chief Inspector Jim Beashel, Dorset Police

Have you seen missing girls Chelsea or Taylor?

Chelsea Abbott, aged 9, seated, Taylor Redding, aged 10, standing Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police are appealing for help to find two girls who went missing from their home in Sittingbourne overnight.

Nine-year-old Chelsea Abbott and 10-year-old Taylor Redding were reported missing at 12.40pm today. They are believed to have left their house in Grove Avenue in the Kemsley area of Sittingbourne at about 5am while their parents were asleep.

Chelsea, who is sitting down in the photograph, may be wearing black boots with white fur on the top. Taylor, who is standing in the picture, may be wearing pale pink leggings, a grey T-shirt with a gold heart on the front, and a black jacket with pink on the arms and hood.

A search is underway in the local area, and officers are growing increasingly concerned for their welfare.

Anyone with information is urged to call Kent Police on 101 quoting reference 31-0508.

Officers searching for missing man have found a body

Officers from the Purbeck area of Dorset who have en searching for a missing man from Swanage say they have found a body in the Wool area.

John Wormald, 48, was reported missing from the Battlemead area yesterday morning. Police found the electrician's van in Wareham overnight.

Although there has been no official identification of the body, the Purbeck branch of Dorset Police said Mr Wormald's family have been informed of the discovery. This was the message on the force's Facebook page:

We regret to inform you that following an extensive search, the body of a male has been located in the Bindon Lane area of Wool. Formal identification is yet to take place, but John's next of kin have been informed of the discovery.

We would like to thank our colleagues in HM Coastguard Swanage, St Albans, Lulworth & Kimmeridge, the RNLI and also the volunteers from Dorset Search & Rescue who assisted in the later part of the evening.

– Purbeck Police, Dorset Police facebook page
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